WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- As Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani described his relationship with the president as ‘very good’, he also jested that if Trump sells him out, he has ‘insurance.’
- He also told Ed Henry of Fox News that he found the comments written about him in the press utterly ridiculous.
- Giuliani has appeared to be the House’s target after witnesses testified about Giuliani’s campaign to remove former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.
While defending his relationship with the president on Saturday, Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani jokingly said that he has “good insurance” if Trump tries to break faith with him.
Touting what he called a “very, very good relationship” with the president, Giuliani told Ed Henry during an interview on Fox News that the comments written about him like ‘Trump will throw him under the bus’, are ridiculous and totally insulting.
“We are very good friends. He knows what I did was in order to defend him, not to dig up dirt on [former Vice President Joe] Biden.”
Giuliani made similar comments earlier this month in a phone interview with The Guardian when he was asked if he was nervous Trump would turn on him.
He reportedly laughed and said, “I do have very, very good insurance, so if he does, all my hospital bills will be paid,”
Giuliani has become the main target for House Democrats in the ongoing impeachment inquiry. Witnesses in the hearings have testified that they were troubled with Giuliani’s shadow campaign to depose former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, adding that her anti-corruption stance could have hampered efforts to convince Ukraine to investigate on the Bidens.
While Yovanovitch said this month that she doesn’t understand Giuliani’s motives for attacking her, senior State Department official George Kent also said that the lawyer’s allegations against the former ambassador were baseless and untrue.
Despite facing scrutiny over his dealings with Ukraine, Trump defended Giuliani on a Friday interview with ‘Fox & Friends, calling him “the greatest crime fighter probably in the last 50 years”, a great person and “also a friend of mine.”
Source: The HILL